Eyelid Surgery

The delicate skin of the upper and lower eyelids can gradually sag with age, resulting in eyes that look tired. A board-certified plastic surgeon can perform eyelid lift surgery, known as a blepharoplasty, to address the signs of aging around your eyes. Your recovery time will be about one month, which means there is still time to have the procedure performed before the holidays! Even if you are celebrating on Zoom, you can have youthful looking eyes by Thanksgiving or Christmas!

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate lax tissue around the eyes, creating a brighter, more awake look. The blepharoplasty can also address the loose fat pads that pull downward both above and below the eye, eliminating dark circles and under eye “bags”. The benefits of an eyelid lift can be seen almost immediately. Bruising and swelling are generally mild, but patients should give themselves from two to four weeks for healing.

Eyelid surgery can address most of the following issues successfully:

  • Looking tired or fatigued
  • Heavy, droopy lids
  • Undereye bags or puffiness
  • Excess, wrinkled, crepey skin

What can a plastic surgeon recommend to restore youthful looking eyes?

Schedule a cosmetic consultation with a member of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons to consider which of the three distinctly different types of eyelid surgery he or she will recommend depending on the shape of your eyes and other health conditions. One of these three types will be recommended by your plastic surgeon:

Upper Eyelid Surgery: This type of blepharoplasty is used mainly to improve vision loss and appearance of the upper eyelid due to aging or genetics. This type of surgery can restore the function of the eye or provide a more rounded, open appearance.

Lower Eyelid Surgery: This procedure is based around the lower lid and eyes, focusing on the removal of wrinkles in the skin, correction of baggy eyes, eliminating dark circles, and improving the appearance.

Double Eyelid Surgery: In a double eyelid surgery, a crease is made in the upper eyelid, creating a wider, larger-looking eye. This is the procedure that has gained so much popularity in East Asia, and the one most often referenced in relation to blepharoplasty.

To schedule a cosmetic consultation with a highly qualified plastic surgeon near you, search the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons’ directory here.

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